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You need to get a copy of the IBC.  It's all spelled out for you.
The latest edition of Structural Engineering magazine also has
an article discussing the IBC seismic provisions.

Dan Goodrich, P.E.


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From: "MJL Engineering Ltd." <mjleng(--nospam--at)uniserve.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: IBC Siesmic Loading


> We are working on a project north of Japan .......a modular constructed
> building and the siesmic loading is refered to as
> IBC   Class E   (don't know what Class E is????)
>
> S = 0.5 G   ( there are two S values .....why????)
> S = 1.5 G
> I = 1.25   ( I take this as the importance factor to be utilized????)
>
> We need to know what these values are listed and if the IBC has different
> formulaes to calculate the Siesmic shear, please advise what they
are......I
> don't have a copy of the IBC
> Thank you for your responses
>
> Jamie Lawson  P.Eng.
> MJL Engineering Ltd.
>
>
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